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3 Tips on Creating a Passport Album Featuring Sun Kissed

Posted by Graphic 45 02/26/2018 91 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to the beginning of a creative week!  To get things started off right we have a sunshine filled project including three tips and a YouTube tour with even more tricks to unfold.  This breathtaking Sun Kissed Passport Album is by Brand Ambassador Pam Bray.  But first, we announce our Weekly Blog Contest below, be sure to leave comments all week long to be entered to win.  So come on in, the water is fine!  


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  This week’s prize package includes a Sun Kissed 12x12 Collection Pack, Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, and a Mixed Media Album,  a $45+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, March 2nd, 2018.


The Sun, Sea, and Sand Passport Album

by Pam Bray


Hi, Graphic 45 Fans! Do you love to create mini albums? Well… summer is always really busy so how about creating a mini album or two ahead of time using Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Collection! You will be so excited to have your albums ready to load all those memories into. " ~Pam



  1. Create small mini albums ahead of time to place those special moments in when you are ready.

  2. Adding pockets and hidden pockets behind mats will give added space for photos and journaling.

  3. Add flower soft or other mediums to centers of flowers to give dimension.


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Sizzix Passport and Hello Doily Die
  • Flower Soft Citrus Crush
  • May Arts Ribbon and Twine
  • Metal Clips
  • Chipboard
  • Adhesive


Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Passport Album By Pam Bray






Sun Kissed Paper Collection Pinterest Board


Wow!  We hope that this passport album has brightened your day.  Big thanks to Pam for sharing these tips and tricks, we always love learning new techniques!  Be sure to share your comments below, and your projects on social media using the #Graphic45 hashtag!  


Happy Papercrafting!

91 Comment(s)

Susan G:
02/26/2018, 11:25:31 AM

This mini album is fabulous. I must try this. Of course, the Sun Kissed papers really make your design, not just pop, but, explode. Amazing. Soooo cool.

02/26/2018, 11:52:57 AM

Absolutely fabulous - wonderful paper collection, can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Melanie Hermans:
02/26/2018, 12:08:34 PM

Well done! Can't wait to work with this collection to make an album or travellers notebook (or both) for our holiday memories. Received the collection last week, now I only have to find some time ;)

Michele Lewis:
02/26/2018, 12:12:09 PM

I love this passport album! Your trick with the flowers on the front cover is definitely a keeper! I particularly like the way you have used borders in this little album! Thank you for the inspiration!

Cheryl Wells:
02/26/2018, 12:13:38 PM

What an absolutely adorable mini-album!!! Of course, when Graphic 45 papers are used, the project is definitely going to be gorgeous!!! Love to have this paper collection.

Martie Rollin:
02/26/2018, 12:13:39 PM

So nice to see this delightful Sun Kissed collection! LOVE the sea turtles! Wonderful prize offering!

Nancy Moore:
02/26/2018, 12:18:15 PM

Love this bright paper. This would be perfect for photos from our trip to the ocean in June. Love me some Graphic 45!

Traci Adiego:
02/26/2018, 12:19:05 PM

Love the Sun kissed collection-and the passport album. Already ordered it and can't wait till it gets here.

susan wilson:
02/26/2018, 12:24:47 PM

I purchased the Sun Kissed papers from my local scrapbook store several weeks ago. They are so pretty, I can't decide how to cut them to maximize their beauty. Thanks for your inspiration, I may make something today.

Marie Caldwell:
02/26/2018, 12:24:56 PM

I just LOVE this paper. I have so many ideas running through my head on the projects I would do with this pack! Thank you fir the chance to make it mine!

Sarah Hutchins:
02/26/2018, 12:25:01 PM

Such a gorgeous mini album! I love it!

02/26/2018, 12:25:23 PM

What a great size for a mini album. I am definitely going to try this. I love the sun kissed collection. It's such a happy collection and I love the colors.

Sharon Clabaugh:
02/26/2018, 12:27:13 PM

As usual, another fabulous collection. What a nice album.

02/26/2018, 12:34:12 PM

Beautiful album - wonderful colors!

Jocelyn Cazier:
02/26/2018, 12:37:06 PM

Totally cute!!! Just bought this collection and with summer on the horizon... I'm thinking this Sun Kissed set will make cute invites to family for a weekend at the beach.

Katherine Buchanan:
02/26/2018, 12:41:54 PM

I simply MUST make this for my Mom!! She could put her pictures from Hawaii in it!

Shanie Cooper:
02/26/2018, 12:46:41 PM

Such a serene set.

Kelly massman:
02/26/2018, 12:47:54 PM

Love love love the album and collection. Can’t wait for my next vacation so I can use it!

Deborah Cook:
02/26/2018, 12:49:24 PM

Sun Kissed collection is just gorgeous!! Love all the beautiful colors. :)

Sue D:
02/26/2018, 12:51:40 PM

Cute album. I like the colors and the flowers on the front.

Glenda Buster:
02/26/2018, 12:56:02 PM

Love the passport mini album and tips. It would be so awesome to win thius week’s prize with the Sun Kissed Collection! ❤️❤️ This collection!!

02/26/2018, 01:07:29 PM

Love this collection and this album! And what a great idea to make albums ahead of time!

02/26/2018, 01:28:40 PM

I love the album & papers!perfect for summer beach memories ....

Gerry Cacciatore:
02/26/2018, 01:32:15 PM

I am more of a mountain gal from Colorado rather than a beach type person, but I love, love, love this paper. The colors are absolutely gorgeous, much like the Cafe Parisian colors. Cant wait to put together my own mini book!

Mary Morel:
02/26/2018, 01:32:46 PM

I love this! What a great idea to have them already made! I just got my SunKissed collection in the mail. I’m making this!

02/26/2018, 01:33:18 PM

Situated, as I am, in the midst of MUCH snow the name sun-kissed has instant appeal! Not to mention that the collection happens to be beautiful. I would be excited to work with it.

Sue Kendrick:
02/26/2018, 01:36:53 PM

What a great little mini album. G45 is wonderful, and their design team is awesome!

Sharon Gullikson:
02/26/2018, 01:37:16 PM

This is not only a really gorgeous collection, but very useful for someone like me. Our family goes to Hawaii (our daughter got married there, even), and the beach pretty frequently. I would love to make a memory book for our 2 grand kiddos (3 and 2 months old!).

Sue MacFall:
02/26/2018, 01:41:50 PM

What a wonderfully colourful collection this is and the album shows it to its best. Many thanks.

Vanessa LeClear:
02/26/2018, 01:46:35 PM

This is such a stunning collection and Pam’s album is beautiful!

Regina Harrison:
02/26/2018, 02:04:06 PM

Such a cute little album made with an amazing paper collection. I do love that seahorse clock that is pictured as well. I might try something like that with this collection:)

Tammy Gallagher:
02/26/2018, 02:05:24 PM

I just ordered The Little Women collection and am eager to purchase this beautiful set also.

Margaret McGlaun:
02/26/2018, 02:05:38 PM

Adorable mini albums! I love this new collection.

02/26/2018, 02:35:59 PM

Love this project with the beautiful papers.

Barbara G.:
02/26/2018, 02:50:20 PM

Love the Sunkist paper. Can't wait to try the passport album, what a nice size!!

Janet Ingraham:
02/26/2018, 02:50:47 PM

Oh I love sunkissed and great things you made

sabine matagne:
02/26/2018, 03:00:21 PM

Une superbe collection pour les photos de vacances!

Tiffany Brummitt:
02/26/2018, 03:02:29 PM

I absolutely love this line and can’t wait to use it.

Lori Ritchie:
02/26/2018, 03:08:30 PM

Lovely little project using this fab paper line, especially for those of us who live on the coast! A must have

Peggy Joyce:
02/26/2018, 03:20:49 PM,

Love these fun bright cheery colors and designs - perfect for the coming summer! Another home run for Graphic 45.

Toni Bettencourt:
02/26/2018, 03:23:17 PM

What a fun mini album. It looks easy to make, without a lot of time. Thanks to Pam for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Stunning project with stunning collection!!!

Carol Gillogly:
02/26/2018, 04:06:47 PM

WOW, WOW, WOW! This is a beautiful prize. To be honest, Sun Kissed was not on my list until I saw (and saved), the very clever books and projects using this collection! I would be so grateful to receive it!

02/26/2018, 04:27:07 PM

I love the passport album and the Sun Kissed collection. Now, I'm hoping to win that to make this cute album!

Terri Smith:
02/26/2018, 04:37:47 PM

I love this collection & I think the mini album is the perfect way to showcase it. I was born & raised in southwest Florida. Lived just a mile from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and this collection stirs many childhood memories. Thank you.

Chandra Rivenbark:
02/26/2018, 05:21:52 PM

I love this collection. I would love to win this.

Sandi B:
02/26/2018, 05:36:10 PM

I am so in love with this new collection. Love everything about it. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance,

Kathi Montoya:
02/26/2018, 05:39:58 PM

Gorgeous! Would love to win (of course!) and then to create...

Kim Persinger:
02/26/2018, 05:43:36 PM

I would be absolutely thrilled to receive the Sunkissed collection. It is so pretty and I just adore turtles. Thank you very much for the chance to win such an amazing paper set. Pam did a beautiful project with it!

Lynne Armiger:
02/26/2018, 05:47:48 PM

A passport album is perfect as these beautiful papers inspire travel to a warm, sunny tropical spot!

Diana Haines:
02/26/2018, 05:48:33 PM

I love this paper. I always love the pages that are beach, sand, and children. Recently got instruction on a album for some older papers i have. G45 IS AWESOME!!!

bjarnfridur hlodversdottir:
02/26/2018, 05:58:25 PM

Just what a grandmother needed, in time to make and be ready for the summer memories and pictures of her grandchildren. You hit the bulls eye, every summer we go to the beach and now I will be ready to make many people happy with our Beach pass and maybe get a wet kiss.

Robyn Marshall:
02/26/2018, 06:04:15 PM

Awesome! I love to see cool projects made with G45 products. This new collection is the bomb!!!

Donna fish:
02/26/2018, 06:11:28 PM

I would so love to win this. Please please please.

Denise Bryant:
02/26/2018, 06:25:14 PM

Love this beautiful album! Such a pretty collection. The beach theme is awesome... I'd love to make one in memory of my brother, who spent so much time at the beach! He loved the ocean.

Denise Bryant:
02/26/2018, 06:25:14 PM

Love this beautiful album! Such a pretty collection. The beach theme is awesome... I'd love to make one in memory of my brother, who spent so much time at the beach! He loved the ocean.

Lynne Wagner:
02/26/2018, 06:29:33 PM

I'm loving this collection! I'm thinking I need it for all of our beach and mermaid albums. So perfect!

Carla Hundley:
02/26/2018, 07:19:38 PM

This album looks so interesting! Love the pages and pockets. Carla from Utah

02/26/2018, 07:21:57 PM

Gorgeous album and love the tips

Beth M Beery:
02/26/2018, 07:41:54 PM

This project is amazing! Love this new collection and it's beautiful vibrant colors! Thanks for sharing!

02/26/2018, 08:22:48 PM

Spending my vacation in Florida right now! I could use this collection for a bunch of photos I have already taken and have yet to take!

02/26/2018, 09:38:57 PM

This little mini album would make wonderful after vacation keepsakes for family reunions!

Mathilde S:
02/26/2018, 09:54:08 PM

I adore this collection,it is so cheerful and puts a smile on my face.I can’t wait to create with this fabulous paper after a long winter.

Heidi Smith:
02/26/2018, 10:13:30 PM

This is a very beautiful collection Graphic45. Love working and using all your papers!

Beth Williams:
02/26/2018, 10:19:17 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the bold vibrant colors-reminds me of the beach times of my youth.

susie doucet:
02/26/2018, 10:41:47 PM

Beautiful collection!

Karen Rice:
02/26/2018, 11:15:20 PM

I am so in love with this collection--the images and colors are fantastic! Thank you for the opportunity to win this collection, too!

02/27/2018, 12:18:02 AM

Another winner! I just love this line of paper!

02/27/2018, 12:21:37 AM

So love this collection...what the heck I love all your papers! Who doesn't?

02/27/2018, 02:52:39 AM

Lovely lovely album. My beach memories will look great with these papers. Thank you for the inspiration.

Arianna Barbara:
02/27/2018, 03:09:39 AM

Wow! Love so much this collection!!! All these awesome projects make me feel the beautiful summer vibes!!!

02/27/2018, 04:54:47 AM

The colors in this paper collection are fantastic! Love your mini album!

Jacqueline Moore:
02/27/2018, 05:58:25 AM

Love these ideas! They show off the paper beautifully!

Barbara Holmes:
02/27/2018, 06:43:16 AM

I am so in love with this set. One of my grand daughters had a beach wedding and this set would be perfect for her photo album!

Chrissie Hammond:
02/27/2018, 09:20:24 AM

This release warms my very soul on such a snowy day - bring on the Sun Kissed days and beach fun

Kathleen E Capachione:
02/27/2018, 09:32:16 AM

My Sun Kiss arrived!!!! I will be making a Pass port mini. Thanks for inspiration. Hope to win!!!!!!

Debra Stewart:
02/27/2018, 09:45:50 AM

I enjoyed looking at every page of this album. Every page has its own beautiful detail. I could make an awesome album for my niece who is getting married in Hawaii next month.

Margaret Dougherty:
02/27/2018, 09:57:10 AM

I just love the colors in this Sun Kissed Graphic 45 Collection. I can't wait to create a mini album of my grandsons at the beach. Thank you Graphic 45 for another winning collection!

02/27/2018, 10:15:49 AM

This is truly inspiring and do-able. A real beauty.

Debbie Siddle:
02/27/2018, 10:20:46 AM

Just brilliant. I love this collection. I would really love to win this xxxx

02/27/2018, 03:33:05 PM

Your Beautiful papers always inspire me but im having a problem with making the pockets strong enough to hold the tags. What's the best way to attach them? Thank you

Patricia Cook:
02/27/2018, 07:13:41 PM

Can't wait to get my g45 papers and make this album it is gorgeous!

Birgit Hedenskog:
02/28/2018, 08:52:02 AM

This is lovely. I would love to win ☺

Beverly Jordan:
02/28/2018, 09:43:49 AM

Love Pam Bray and so excited to see all the details of her gorgeous Sun Kissed album!! You have such talented people to inspire us!!!

Deb Flaugh:
02/28/2018, 10:10:11 AM

What a refreshing and colorful album. I love it!

Diane F:
02/28/2018, 12:39:56 PM

This little mini album is amazing. What a perfect keepsake! I love, love the Sun Kissed collection. The color palette really draws me in.

Suzi Stream:
02/28/2018, 08:32:33 PM

Love it!

Shelley Scarbro:
03/01/2018, 05:14:07 PM

Love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane Smith:
03/01/2018, 07:11:35 PM

Wow another fantastic collection !!

Heidi Smith:
03/05/2018, 11:20:10 PM

This is a beautiful collection and can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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